Friday, November 27, 2009

Yellow Rice

Yellow rice?? have u ever heard about this name..may be, but this dish got this name from my lil one who used to name lemon rice as 'RIZ Jaune' in french which means Yellow rice...I hate trashing foods and i tried this rice before few days back since some leftover rice were sitting in my fridge, i dont want to serve those left over rice just with some gravies, to give them a second life i tried out adding few spice powder and frozen green peas to give them a beautiful aspect..I was quite anxious about this culinary experience but for my surprise this rice tastes too delicious..u doesnt need to chop anything, grind anything..This quick and simple rice can suits very prefect for lunch box menu and my H carried this rice for his lunch with some spicy potato masala..As this rice is prepared with mild spices this dish can be served very well to even small kids with more veggies like carrots, cabbages or french beans..Even a bachelor can prepare this dish easily within few minutes...This was my first trial and gonna try this same preparation with many variations.



2cups Leftover rice
2nos Bayleaves
1no Cinnamon stick
2nos Cloves
1/2tsp Turmeric powder
1tsp Garam masala powder
1/4tsp Red chilly powder
1/2tsp Pepper powder
1/2cup Frozen green peas
Salt
Oil

Heat enough oil and fry the bayleaves, cinnamon stick and cloves until they turns brown, add immediately the frozen green peas and turmeric powder with salt, cook until the peas shrinks a bit..add immediately the garam masala powder, pepper powder,red chilly powder, saute everything gently in simmer flame with lid closed...after few minutes add the left over rice and toss gently well until the rice get mixed well with the spices..put off the stove..can garnish with chopped coriander leaves, but its completely optional..

Serve hot with any spicy side dish!

25 comments:

jayasree said... Reply To This Comment

Thats a delicious way to use up left over rice with minimum work.

Looks very tempting with the color combo of yellow and green.

shanthi said... Reply To This Comment

I too make it the same way but with freshly cooked rice

Akal's Saappadu said... Reply To This Comment

your little one has remembered the taste of this yummy rice,that's why he/she recalled the name as " riz jaune", c'est trop mignon :)

that's a comfort food, nice creation with very little no-fuss ingredients and quick to make too!! will be nice with ooorka too:)

Prathibha said... Reply To This Comment

colorful rice dear..

Sushma Mallya said... Reply To This Comment

Its very easy & nice...

Balakrishna Saraswathy said... Reply To This Comment

Looks just like lemon rice pa..

Tina said... Reply To This Comment

Pretty and delicious yellow rice...

Nandini said... Reply To This Comment

Nice way of recycling left over rice. RIZ jaune looks delicious !

Happy cook said... Reply To This Comment

Excelent way to use left over rice, in our place there never seem to be left over rice.

Shama Nagarajan said... Reply To This Comment

nice different try

Valarmathi said... Reply To This Comment

Nice idea to use left over rice, looks delicious.

SE(Denufood) said... Reply To This Comment

ya we always make this with the left over rice..its called phodni bhaat or chitranna..Im sure lot of kids call it as yellow rice...even we did..

Abhilash said... Reply To This Comment

my mom prepares something similar when I travel in trains.

mm... I still remember its taste with curd and a coconut chammandi(gada chutney)

RAKS KITCHEN said... Reply To This Comment

My neighbor aunt makes this,simply delicious!!

priya said... Reply To This Comment

interesting idea, dear...looks yummy!

Mansi said... Reply To This Comment

Nothing can beat simple dishes like these..great.

A 2 Z Vegetarian Cuisine said... Reply To This Comment

Simple & delicious one.

Sucharitha said... Reply To This Comment

good usage of the left over rice. Yellow rice I think all kids name the Lemon rice in the same way.

Padma said... Reply To This Comment

Delicious rice and nice name.Perfect to pack for lunch. I try the same but with some onions :)

Gulmohar said... Reply To This Comment

A comfort food..simple and yummy :-)

Ramya's Mane Adige said... Reply To This Comment

simple and comforting! i make this too

Cham said... Reply To This Comment

Still my son refers to yellow, brown, red, ...Very pretty rice!

Sandhya Hariharan said... Reply To This Comment

Oh yes... more than the name.. the color is referred too for food..
I still call chutneys.. Green color , red color.. instead of coriander n dates chutney :)

nice way of cooking up left over rice..

Mrs.Menagasathia said... Reply To This Comment

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kothiyavunu said... Reply To This Comment

Yellow rice looks delicious!!!great idea to use the leftover rice.